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    CIA Torture Report Creates Few Ripples Across the Pond
    Dec10

    CIA Torture Report Creates Few Ripples Across the Pond

    Europe wasn’t exactly silent. But considering the scale of the abuses that the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee revealed on Tuesday in its report on CIA torture, one might have expected a bit more outrage from the leaders of the Old World. Instead, the most common reaction was to praise the report as a sign of American transparency and...

    Russia’s Prime Minister Urges Faith in Ruble, Criticizes West
    Dec10

    Russia’s Prime Minister Urges Faith in Ruble, Criticizes West

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has urged the Russian people not to buy foreign currency as a safe investment despite the Russian ruble’s continued slide and the economy heading into a recession. During a live interview on Russian TV, the prime minister also lashed out at Western nations for imposing sanctions over the...

    Ukraine, Separatists Fail To Agree On New Round Of Peace Talks
    Dec10

    Ukraine, Separatists Fail To Agree On New Round Of Peace Talks

    Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian separatists have failed to agree on a new round of peace talks, but Ukraine’s military says it will prolong a 24-hour cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Concerts: Dec. 11 to 18
    Dec10

    Concerts: Dec. 11 to 18

    Thursday, Dec. 11 The Barra MacNeils: An East Coast Christmas, 7:30 p.m., Centrepointe Theatres, 101 Centrepointe Dr.; $50-$55; centrepointetheatres.com / www.barramacneils.com Centretown Recording Alliance 4th Annual Holiday Bash: Mnemonics, Fresh Hell, Lindberg Babies, Steady Shakes, Thunderuncle, The Stuff, Slim & Popular, 10 p.m., House...

    Lithuania’s Military Is On Alert After Russian Activities In A Baltic Sea Exclave
    Dec10

    Lithuania’s Military Is On Alert After Russian Activities In A Baltic Sea Exclave

    Russian military activity in an exclave wedged between two NATO member states has the Lithuanian military on high alert, according to The Lithuania Tribune. Kaliningrad is located between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic Sea coast, and was annexed by Russia from Germany at the end of World War II. Though separated from mainland Russia by...

    Russian PM warns against ‘hysterics’ over ruble collapse
    Dec10

    Russian PM warns against ‘hysterics’ over ruble collapse

    Moscow (AFP) – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged Russians to be patient Wednesday as the ruble plunged further due to falling oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine, and said the currency was now undervalued.”It’s definitely not necessary to go into hysterics,” Medvedev said in an annual televised...

    Analysts Weigh Nigeria-Russia Arms Deal
    Dec10

    Analysts Weigh Nigeria-Russia Arms Deal

    Nigeria has turned to Russia to buy heavier weapons following a recent strain in relations with the United States. After the U.S. rejected a request for Cobra attack helicopters, Nigeria cancelled a U.S. military training program linked to the fight against Boko Haram militants. Analysts now are weighing the effects of the arms deal with Russia....

    These Are The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World
    Dec10

    These Are The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    There’s only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn’t had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world’s military powers has been all but banished from...

    Gorbachev on U.S.-Russia Relations: “We May Not Live Through These Days”
    Dec10

    Gorbachev on U.S.-Russia Relations: “We May Not Live Through These Days”

    Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, has called for a U.S.-Russia summit to thaw relations between the two countries in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. Gorbachev, whose policies played a key role in ending the Cold War as well as democratizing Russia and the satellite states of the former Soviet Union, has warned that the...

    BlackRock Thinks The US Economy Could Be A Major Outlier In 2015
    Dec10

    BlackRock Thinks The US Economy Could Be A Major Outlier In 2015

    BlackRock thinks the US economy could be an outlier in 2015. In its 2015 investment outlook, titled “Dealing With Divergence,” BlackRock sees the US experiencing a “pickup in growth” and improving labor markets. Financial conditions in the US are also expected to tighten. “US growth is on an upswing. We expect the US...